Saving Our Wheaties

Dried wheat stalks against a wood background

  Oh no! Dead crops. Could it be a CEREAL killer? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Viruses often attack our crops, acting like Trojan horses. They take over the plant, killing it. To protect our wheat crops, we need to understand how these viruses

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Life in Space

Men are from Mars. Women, from Venus. Really? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying not exactly. But check out this intriguing new cosmic discovery from the University of Nice. Researchers there were simulating conditions commonly found in comets. Why? To see if life might

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Super-Sized DNA

How do YOU spell “alien D-N-A?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You probably know about DNA. It’s the genetic recipe book for all of life – at least, here on Earth! And it uses just four simple ingredients: the bases guanine, cytosine, adenine and

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